The October 1st Stark Law Changes: Implications for Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements

By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq.

August 2009 — Last year, on August 19, 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published final Stark rules in its 2009 Final Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems Rule (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule contains 3 significant modifications to the Stark regulations which become effective this year on October 1, 2009. This article addresses these modifications and their implications for common diagnostic imaging arrangements.

CRA: A Matter of Credibility & Recognition

By Michael R. Hughes, CRA, FAHRA

August 2009 — In order to address the matter of credibility and recognition of the CRA credential and program, I feel I should give you a little background on where the program came from, where it is now, and current plans for moving into the future.

Check Out the Basic Management Track at the Annual Meeting

By Ed Yoder

August 2009 — I’d like to take this time to encourage you all to attend the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The conferences that have been secured are phenomenal and we will once again be having the Basic Management track, part of the Leadership Institute, for our members who are new managers or who are thinking of becoming a manager in the imaging field.

2009 Award and Scholarship Winners

By AHRA Staff

August 2009 — Congratulations! The 2009 award and scholarship recipients, as well as the 2009 Partners in Learning participants, were honored at a special awards reception recently held at the AHRA’s 37th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV.